Born in Pretoria, Colijn Strydom now lives and works in Cape Town. In 2008 he obtained a MA (Visual Arts) from Stellenbosch University. His practice is focused on drawing but extends to painting, photography and performance.

His art engages with gender and whiteness, and he often uses humour and other self-reflexive strategies. Strydom’s subject matter is varied and he frequently finds inspiration in poetry, history and folktales.